Chris Clarke is a social entrepreneur with a unique mix of vision, creativity and global operational expertise. His core strengths include business and brand strategy, new product innovation and creative thinking that, together, work to yield measurable and significant business results.
In 2011, Chris co-founded Pure Group, which is focused on inventing, investing in and advising businesses that change the status quo. Today, Pure Group includes Pure Ventures, Pure Consulting and Pure Media.
Pure Consulting and Pure Media, both focus on leveraging disruptive thinking and technological innovation to drive maximum profit, efficiencies and brand love for their clients that include Mars, Time Warner Cable, Jockey, TD Bank, TE Connectivity.
Through Pure Ventures, Chris developed and launched Pure Sun Defense which he co-founded with friend Hugh Jackman, an innovative child-focused sunscreen line that features a broad range of studio assets (Disney, Pixar, MARVEL, Universal, Warner Brothers) and is available at key retailers including Walmart and Target.
In 2016 Chris co-founded with Sabrina Peterson, Pure Growth Organic, an affordable, organic snack food brand that sells in Walmart nationwide.
In 2002, Chris founded Nitro. As CEO and Chief Creative Officer, he and his team helped reposition the advertising industry by vertically integrating holistic industry offerings: innovation, brand strategy, traditional advertising, and digital advertising. Nitro quickly became a global network with a client base that included Mars, Nike, Unilever and Coca-Cola. In 2009, Chris merged Nitro with Sapient, creating SapientNitro, which became the largest independent advertising agency and biggest digital agency in the world. When Chris retired from SapientNitro in 2011, it had 9,500 employees and 35 offices around the world. It was recently acquired by Publicis for $3.7B.
Chris is an active philanthropist he has been a board member for many great philanthropic organizations including Celebration of Life (founder), Malaria No More, Millennium Promise and Goldie Hawn’s MindUp Foundation. He is also a current board member for Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Foundation, Covenant House and Children of Fallen Patriots.